A Detailed Analysis of English Stemming Algorithms

@inproceedings{Grefenstette1996ADA,
  title={A Detailed Analysis of English Stemming Algorithms},
  author={David A. Hull Gregory Grefenstette},
  year={1996}
}
  • David A. Hull Gregory Grefenstette
  • Published 1996
We present a study comparing the performance of traditional stemming algorithms based on suffix removal to linguistic methods performing morphological analysis. The results indicate that most conflation algorithms perform about 5% better than no stemming, and there is little difference between methods in terms of average performance. However, a detailed analysis of individual queries indicates that performance on this level is often highly sensitive to the choice of stemming technique. From… CONTINUE READING
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